Vernon’s @ TPC Sawgrass Marriot – 8/8/15

 

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My friend Brit told me she got invited to a special dinner at TPC Sawgrass. I quickly asked if she had a plus one or na? She said na and my heart sunk. I got the contact info for the organizer and told her about #NOMNOMJAX and the rest was history. Remember kids you won’t get what you deserve, you will get what you negotiate. When I hear TPC I think about nice grass, Tiger Woods, and fancy people drinking. I had high apple pie in the sky hopes for TPC Sawgrass, lets hope they live up to they hype.

AAA_3350We started in the beautiful downstairs lobby at the bar.  This was the massive boardroom table with housemate biscuits, pimento cheese, charcuterie, boiled peanuts and bourbon drank galore.

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Extra Luxardo Cherries – these shit on Filthy Cherries spend the extra mula and live a little

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So we tried all 3 drinks. I ate half a biscuit and a piece of meat and cheese. Then they said ok time to go upstairs to Vernon’s. When I stood up it was like The Matrix. It felt like I was dodging bullets, but I just standing up. Shit I was drunk AF and there was about 20 stairs ahead of me. I looked at my friend Brit, giggled, then looked up at the never ending stairs. I had to channel my inner strength, I told myself…you have one job Nate, you have one job….hold the fking rail, hold that fking rail and get up those stairs. Hand on rail, I check on Brit and she is holding to me…lol. Got to top of the stairs like Rocky Balboa!

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The Dreaded Stairs

 

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Menu

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Course 1

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Course 2

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Wine for days

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Foodies in their natural habitat

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View from the 2nd floor

 

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I’m a full time food blogger and restaurant influencer based in Jacksonville, Florida. I wear many hats from social media manager for +15 local restaurants, to food writer for Jack Magazine and EUjacksonville, to dinner planner and host, to photographer, and videographer.

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